Glenn Fleming visited 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today for Firearms Friday and had safety tips for gun storage and discussed other things including:

  • Concealed carry laws being implemented in Illinois over the Governor's veto
  • 'Fast and Furious'
  • A military vet being denied gun ownership due to a 42 year old misdemeanor conviction.
  • A new Android app that will track gun owners

Fleming advised a cool, dry place for gun storage in the 'off season' but cautioned,

Please don't use WD-40 to coat your weapons.  Even though WD-40 is touted as being water repellant in the long run it can become a black sticky gunk that can damage a weapon.  Use a quality gun oil instead of WD-40.

Illinois has the strictest gun control laws in the nation and Fleming noted,

Ironically the state with the toughest gun control laws had 9 people killed over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago alone.

Things may be changing in Illinois however because Fleming said,

This week the Illinois legislature approved a concealed carry law and then overrode the Governor's veto of the law.

To highlight another flaw in the 'Fast and Furious' operation designed by the US Justice Department Fleming noted,

During this past week the police chief of a city in Mexico was gunned down and killed by a gun introduced into Mexico by the 'Fast and Furious' operation.

Fleming reacted to a report here on NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL earlier this week that a military vet was denied the purchase of a weapon because of a 42 year old marijuana conviction.

It's unbelievable that this vet was denied a gun purchase because of question 11 (c) on the Firearms Transaction Record.  That question asks, "have you ever been convicted in any court of a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation?"  This vet had a misdemeanor conviction for marijuana possession in 1971 for which he was sentenced to 10 days in jail and one year of probation but the judge could have sentenced him to up to 2 years in jail.  This sentence did not prohibit him from serving in the military for 20 years and firing approximately 100,000 rounds of ammo in defense of his country.  But now he can't buy a weapon for personal use.

Fleming also informed us of a new Android app released by a California University professor to track 'irresponsible gun owners'.

This app tracks gun owners addresses and will display that info to all app users.  That way anybody with this app will know where to steal guns or which houses to target because the owners are not armed.

You can hear more from Glenn Fleming by listening to the Firearms Friday:

Be sure to check out Glenn Flemings YouTube channel 'The Gunner's Vault'.